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Has He struck them,
    as He struck those who struck them?
Or like the slaughter of His slain,
    have they been slain?
You fought with them by banishing them, by driving them away.
    He has expelled them
    on the day of the east wind with His fierce wind.
Through this, therefore, the iniquity of Jacob shall be forgiven,
    and this will be the full price of the removal of his sin:
when he makes all the stones of the altar
    as chalkstones that are pulverized,
when the groves and incense altars
    shall not stand.

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